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Chemistry: Material Safety Data Sheets

ChemWatch is the best source for Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) of chemicals held at the University of Canterbury. It can be accessed from off campus

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are designed to provide employers, workers and emergency personnel with the proper procedures for handling or working with substances. They usually include physical data (ingredients, melting, boiling and flash points), reactivity, toxicity, health effects, first aid and information for safe handling and storage.